Using only your fingernails or tips of your fingers, pull straight down on the clasps of the appliance to remove. Likewise, use your fingers to secure your appliance in place when inserting it into your mouth.
NEVER bite your appliance into place as this causes unnecessary force on the clasps and teeth that can cause them to bend or break.
Keep your appliance out for at least 2 hours per day to keep your mouth and gums healthy. Keeping your appliance in constantly can cause infections from anaerobic bacteria. You may remove it for 2 hours one time per day or split the time up into short intervals throughout the day.
Most appliances may need adjustment for up to 6 months after teeth are removed. Please know this and be patient as we will work with you to make you comfortable and happy during the healing process.
Your mouth will change for up to 6-7 months after making the appliance so know that we will see you on a regular basis for relines in the office and a permanent reline at the lab. This appointment will be early in the morning and we will KEEP your appliance until 4:30pm that afternoon.
We know that a new denture or partial is a process to get adjusted to. We are here to help so please contact our office with any questions or concerns.
To schedule your appointment with one of our Grand Rapids, MI, family dentists, call Contemporary Family Dental at (616) 209-3969, or contact us online.